Tag Archives: 5. International Librarians

LANDSCAPES OF CHINA: VT in China 2016 travels across China to far-flung vineyards, studies business, language, and culture

University Libraries invites Dept. of Geography and Pamplin College of Business to team up to tackle the academic challenges at VT’s elite Chinese strategic partner of five years, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, for Education Abroad in Summer I, 2016   The next info sessions are this coming Wednesday, November 18, […] Continue reading

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Robert in South Africa (2)

Robert (featured image above) had a personal tour of a township close to Wellington, where he “went to the home of Momma Johnson, a longtime activist and caretaker… Great people doing good things.” Library innovations (see photo gallery above) at the University of Cape Town, one of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s neighboring institutions […] Continue reading

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Anita Walz, first recipient of the University Libraries International Travel Supplemental Funding, attends Open Textbook Summit in Vancouver, BC Canada

Eight-Steps to Successful Change as applied to Open Initiatives Anita presented on her “adaptation of John Kotter’s Eight-Steps to Successful Change as applied to Open Initiatives. (This was based on “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail” HBR March/April 1995, and Kotter’s subsequent book Leading Change.) It was helpful to talk about application of each step […] Continue reading

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“I felt the rains down in Africa”

ROBERT SEBEK: VT’S FIRST EXCHANGE LIBRARIAN TO SOUTH AFRICA’S CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY News from our man in South Africa! Robert reports that he has “…met wonderful people in the library– Janine has gone over a lot of her instruction program–things I will share when I come back. I’ll be sitting in a class […] Continue reading

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Joanne Presents on South Africa, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and her Libraries’ Vision

  It was a busy week for CPUT’s Wellington Campus Head Librarian Joanne Arendse! Continue reading

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Joanne’s arrival in the USA

From the Western Cape, South Africa, to Southwest Virginia South African Joanne Arendse, Librarian at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa, arrived in the USA on Friday, May 31, 2015. She is the first exchange librarian-scholar to visit Virginia Tech as part of the strategic collaboration between the two academic libraries. Joanne […] Continue reading

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International Travel Supplementary Funding from the University Libraries at Virginia Tech

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS THIS FUNDING PERIOD:  March 2015– August 23, 2015 PURPOSE OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDING The University Libraries is providing funding to strengthen the internationalization of the library and librarianship. The funding will be used to enable library staff and faculty to supplement available LFA, LSA, or departmental funds, and/or funding […] Continue reading

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Opening Knowledge to Global Communities

Life Science and Scholarly Communication Librarian Virginia “Ginny” Pannabecker presents Open Educational Resources (OER) poster at VT’s 2015 Advancing Diversity Workshop The twelfth annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop was held on Monday, January 12, 2015, at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. A large contingent of VT University Librarians attended, […] Continue reading

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South Africa Exchange Funding: Guidelines, Application Form, and Areas of Strength

Call for Proposals Virginia Tech (VT) University Libraries and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Libraries Library Faculty and Staff Exchange Programme Grants APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 9, 2015 Funding Period:  February 1– June 1, 2015 Introduction and background The VT and CPUT libraries are providing funding to sustain and strengthen our international partnership. Having […] Continue reading

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Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development, launched August 18, 2014 at the World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France

Transformational declaration from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2014 World Library and Information Congress in Lyon The Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development “aims to positively influence the United Nations post-2015 development agenda… The framework will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and set the agenda for development for the(…) Continue reading

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